Flights from UAE to India on schedule despite strike: Emirates

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Dubai, Mar 12 (UNI) Despite a major strike by airport employees in India, the flights from UAE to India will operate according to schedule, the Emirates airline officials said.

"Emirates flights to India will continue to operate as per schedule," the airline spokesperson said in an a statement.

"We have been informed that airport authorities and private ground handling agencies will deploy additional staff, if necessary, to compensate for those going on strike," the statement said.

Emirates operates 99 flights per week to nine Indian gateways including 28 to Mumbai, 14 to Chennai, 11 to Hyderabad, 10 to Kochi, eight to Bangalore, eight to Thiruvananthapuram, seven to New Delhi, seven to Kolkata, and six to Ahmedabad.

Although the strike involves 127 airports, services at major gateway hubs including Mumbai and Delhi might not be affected badly as they are run by private sector operators.

Air India officials said they were told that there would only be a minimal disruption. Besides current season was not a peak season and so the pressure on the airline would be less, they added.

Air India operates seven flights to Mumbai, seven to Delhi and five to Kerala weekly. Air India operates 58 Air India express flights from Dubai and 18 flights from Sharjah.

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